The history of the cooperation between Georgia and NATO had started long before the Rose Revolution. Nowadays, Georgia belongs to the countries which want to join NATO. This article gauges the Georgian readiness for its accession to NATO. Study on NATO enlargement provides requirements on future members of NATO, even though it avoids such an explicit formulation. This article concludes that Georgia is not yet ready to join NATO because it has serious deficiencies in the area of democracy building, military readiness, and settling territorial disputes with its neighbours. The only area where the situation is satisfactory is the support of the public for the accession.
Georgian readiness for NATO membership after Russian-Georgian armed conflict
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Zdeněk Kříř, Zinaida Shevchuk; Georgian readiness for NATO membership after Russian-Georgian armed conflict. Communist and Post-Communist Studies 1 March 2011; 44 (1): 89–97. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.postcomstud.2011.01.003
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